FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — A body found buried in Muskegon County has been identified as that of Bobbie Maples, according to her family.
Maples’ mother told 24 Hour News 8 Thursday morning that police informed her the body was positively identified as her daughter.
A tip from an inmate at the Muskegon County Jail led police to private property on Nestrom Road in Fruitland Township where Maples’ body was found Friday night. Police confirmed the body was buried next to a barn and capped with cement.
Maples disappeared from Roosevelt Park in December 2014, just days after her baby was born at Hackley Hospital. Police had no leads until the tip on Friday.
Roosevelt Park Police Chief David Boone told 24 Hour News 8 last week that a suspect in Maples’ disappearance is in custody on an unrelated matter. He added that this individual was an initial suspect in her disappearance, along with several other suspects.